Our Community

The Economic Alliance is recognized as a key resource in growing the vibrancy of core business districts. The Community Development core function is focused around growing core central districts in Cedar Rapids and supporting surrounding communities. We work to implement and support strategic plans for the following Metro Area Core Districts.

Metro Area Core Districts

One of the Economic Alliance’s core functions is Community Development, which includes growing core central districts in Cedar Rapids and supports our surrounding communities in their efforts.

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Downtown & Kingston

Downtown Cedar Rapids and Kingston are full of life! The districts feature a variety of dining and shopping options, a vibrant arts and culture community, and exciting nightlife.

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MedQuarter Regional Medical District

The MedQuarter Regional Medical District was created as the result of Vision Cedar Rapids 2007 and the 2009 Neighborhood Planning Process.

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Czech Village/NewBo Main Street

The Czech Village/New Bohemia Main Street District was formed in May of 2009 to breathe economic life into a historic area of Cedar Rapids.

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Marion & Hiawatha

Marion is vintage and hip, nostalgic and new, and Hiawatha started in the 1950's, having now emerged as one of the fastest growing communities in Iowa!

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Quality of Place

There’s an exciting energy surging through our community as historic cultural venues reopen, unique restaurants and fantastically modern spaces blossom, and neighborhoods are renewed.

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ICR IOWA

ICR IOWA is anchored by the crossroads of Interstates 80 and 380, and includes the seven counties of Linn, Johnson, Benton, Jones, Iowa, Cedar and Washington.
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Go Cedar Rapids

Enhancing the local economy by promoting the Cedar Rapids area as the premier destination in the region for travel, tourism and events. Go

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History and Progress

The Economic Alliance is playing a part in assisting the City of Cedar Rapids with flood protection efforts through public policy advocacy and community outreach.

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